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25 May, 2016

Winner of WorldSkills Welsh heat named

Sixteen-year-old Hannah Blakey from Leeds City College has been crowned the victor of the Welsh heat of the WorldSkills butchery competition.

BBQ ingredients business Angus & Oink has teamed up with Aberdeen butcher’s Davidsons to launch an award-winning range of speciality sausages. 

Lucas Ingredients, a producer of quality ingredients, seasonings and mixes for the butchery industry in the UK, is this year celebrating 90 years of operation.

Welsh Lamb is making waves in Denmark, after featuring on a major television flagship news programme, TV Avisen. 

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Cranswick reported the highest growth rates in pastry, premium poultry and burgers in preliminary full-year results, posted on 24 May.

Downward pressure on farmgate returns is affecting livestock producers’ confidence, according to the National Farmers’ Union (NFU). 

Leatherhead Food Research has called for more sophisticated analyses for meat harvested from advanced mechanical butchery technologies, following a High Court ruling. 

Farmers have been told that tailoring investment in pasture improvements and nutritional supplements to the particular needs of individual farms is the best way to secure financial gain. 

The industry’s levy board AHDB Pork has launched a new Focus Farm initiative for pig producers. 

An exit from the European Union could threaten Devon’s beef industry, according to Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss. 

Pork and bacon producers Oakpark Foods, based in Co Tipperary, Ireland, is to launch a selection of its own-label bacon products into supermarket chain Morrisons in the UK. 

Northern Irish-based Finnebrogue Artisan is reaching out to a health-conscious audience by developing special sausages for Marks & Spencer (M&S).
 

For the first time, Swedish consumers are able to bid for Welsh Lamb on online auctioning site, Tradera. 

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Bosch Packaging Technology has hailed “remarkable” sales growth in a stagnant North American market, where trade increased by nearly a fifth in full-year results for 2015.

The ambitious Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal will help US beef producers be more competitive in the global meat industry, an influential study has suggested.

The European Commission has confirmed that it has made little headway in talks with Russia to restore pork trade, after being accused of “not doing enough” by a prominent body.

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